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Series: A McClendon Holiday
Title: A Husband by New Year’s by Sean D. Young
Author: Sean D. Young
Publisher: Entangled Bliss, Entangled Publishing
Published: November 13th, 2017
This is another story concerning the McClendon family, with the focus of this story being on Renee. The story could easily been entitled ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover!’ because it goes on to show how making assumptions based on first impressions can cause problems when those assumptions are inaccurate! It also goes to show that honesty is the best policy,too, if you want to avoid heartbreak…..
Enough of the proverbs, on to this story . . . . Renee was at a hen party for her sister with some of their best friends and Renee’s frenemy, Julia. That’s where Renee is challenged to find a man who meets the list of qualities she has written I her journal, which she’s kept since being a teenager. She can’t refuse the challenge and agrees to find the man within a year. She tries all she can to find such a paragon, but after dreadful blind dates and using an online matchmaking service unsuccessfully she has had enough and is ready to concede rather than put herself through more drama. That’s when the chauffeur driving her home from another dreadful date proves a real temptation. As fate seems determine to bring her and Patrick Dunlap together, the chemistry between them builds . . . .but he’s not just a chauffeur. His father owns the business. He’s a very wealthy man. How will Renee react when she discovers the man she’s seeing hasn’t been totally honest with her – she already hates liars and he knows it!
This is a story filled with drama as both main characters experience problems concerning their siblings, work and family relationships. It is a story of facing up to the truth, being honest and realising none of us know just how long we have together making it even more important to prioritise relationships and be willing to listen to each other. It is a story with great secondary characters and an emotional plot, a great story to escape into, with a festive theme, though I hate the title’s misuse of an apostrophe (sorry, pet hate!). For all those involved in the English education system, I feel a SPAG lesson coming on…… But don’t let that put you off the story, definitely a blissful read!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
When Renee McClendon was a teenager, she made a list of all the qualities her perfect man would have, but no matter how many handsome guys have ticked the boxes, she has yet to find the man for her. She wants a regular guy who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, and she’s given herself a deadline. If she doesn’t find Mr. Right by New Year’s, she’s done searching.
Patrick Dunlap is used to woman looking at him as a lowly chauffeur…until they realize he owns the whole company. All he wants is a woman who’ll want him for who is, and not only see dollar signs. He hits it off with Renee right away, so while they get to know each other, he withholds some small details instead of risking what they’re starting to build.
But when the truth comes out, how forgiving will Renee be?
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